2014 Chevrolet Silverado debuts with all-new design, three new engines

Here it is – one of the two new redesigned full-size pickups from General Motors. First up is the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, which the brand says is “engineered to be the strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado ever.” Among a total redesign, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado gets three new efficient EcoTec3 engines designed for more power and efficiency; a stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; solutions for managing cargo in the bed and truck capability for towing and hauling.

“Our customers rely on their trucks to meet the day-to-day challenges of earning a living, running a business and taking care of their families,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. “Chevrolet is committed to giving truck customers the most-refined, best-engineered pickups in the market.”

The new engine lineup includes a 4.3 liter V6, a 5.3 liter V8 and a 6.2 liter V8. SAE certified horsepower and torque ratings and EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2014 Silverado will be announced early next year.

Besides the all-new exterior, the interior of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been redesigned with a new instrument panel, 6-gauge instrument cluster and multiple storage options. The new Chevrolet MyLink also joins the list of options for the Silverado.

Other options include a longer 6’6″ foot box, in addition to the previous 5’8″ box, revised front and rear suspension and wider wheels , electric power steering improves steering feel and reduces fuel consumption, four-wheel-disc brakes with Duralife rotors improve brake feel and extend rotor life, new safety features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning with an Active Safety Seat, and Front and Rear Park Assist. StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist are standard on all Silverado models.

“We have made significant upgrades in the key areas of the new Silverado, and improved almost every detail of the truck,” said Luke. “We think both Chevrolet loyalists and competitive shoppers are going to find a lot to love about the new Silverado, beginning with the very first time they sit behind the wheel.”

We like what we see so far.

– By: Omar Rana